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The symbol shows the location of the Whitehawk Hill (Brighton and Hove, England) transmitter which serves 96,000 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Whitehawk Hill (Brighton and Hove, England) mast?

Whitehawk Hill transmitter - Whitehawk Hill transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 27/05/2024 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick


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Which Freeview channels does the Whitehawk Hill transmitter broadcast?

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Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C48- (689.8MHz)171mDTG-4,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C35 (586.0MHz)171mDTG-4,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (Meridian (South Coast micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)171mDTG-4,000W
Channel icons
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD South East, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V max
C33 (570.0MHz)164mDTG-84,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 91 WildEarth, 93 ITVBe +1, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C57 (762.0MHz)171mDTG-84,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C32 (562.0MHz)171mDTG-84,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

LBN
 V -10dB
C40 (626.0MHz)171mDTG-12400W
Channel icons
from 8th July 2014: 7 Latest TV,

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

The Whitehawk Hill (Brighton and Hove, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Whitehawk Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 43km northeast (36°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 80km west (274°)
to ITV Meridian (South Coast) region - 39 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with all of Meridian plus Oxford

How will the Whitehawk Hill (Brighton and Hove, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-1316 Oct 2019
VHFC/D EEEC/D E TW T
C2BBCtvwaves
C34ArqA
C35C5wavesC5wavesD3+4
C36BBCB
C40_local
C48ArqBArqB
C51tv_offBBCB
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4
C54tv_offLBN
C56tv_offArqA
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesSDNSDN
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-BBCABBCA
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 7 Mar 12 and 21 Mar 12.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 10kW
Analogue 5(-3dB) 5kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 4kW
Mux B*(-10dB) 1000W
Mux 2*, Mux C*, Mux D*, LBN(-14dB) 400W
Mux 1*, Mux A*(-17dB) 200W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Whitehawk Hill transmitter area

Aug 1958-Jan 1992Southern Television
Jan 1982-Dec 1992Television South (TVS)
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Meridian
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Whitehawk Hill was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Comments
Thursday, 22 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:55 PM

WHITEHAWK HILL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Off Air; DSO related from 12:53 on 19 Sep to 13:25 on 19 Sep BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Off Air; DSO related from 13:45 on 20 Sep to 16:57 on 20 Sep BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CB Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 12:52 on 19 Sep to 13:26 on 19 Sep BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 13:46 on 20 Sep to 16:59 on 20 Sep BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 12:52 on 19 Sep to 13:22 on 19 Sep BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 13:46 on 20 Se [BBC] Over the next week Whitehawk Hill main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) Possible weak signal. [DUK]

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1:55 PM

WHITEHAWK HILL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Off Air; DSO related from 12:53 on 19 Sep to 13:25 on 19 Sep BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Off Air; DSO related from 13:45 on 20 Sep to 16:57 on 20 Sep BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CB Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 12:52 on 19 Sep to 13:26 on 19 Sep BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 13:46 on 20 Sep to 16:59 on 20 Sep BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 12:52 on 19 Sep to 13:22 on 19 Sep BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 13:46 on 20 Se [BBC] Over the next week Whitehawk Hill main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) Possible weak signal. [DUK]

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Briantist
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3:58 PM

clare McNeil: OK.

1) Usually you just see "no work for this week" and that's it. The air works are unlikely to continue much later into the year - once it gets cold and windy the work is impossible to carry out safely.

2) If you can rescanned whilst the services were off-air, rescan again after 6pm. If you didn't, the services should just reappear in their correct places when the work is done.

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4:06 PM

WHITEHAWK HILL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Off Air; DSO related from 13:45 on 20 Sep to 16:57 on 20 Sep BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Off Air; DSO related from 12:53 on 19 Sep to 13:25 on 19 Sep BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CB Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 13:46 on 20 Sep to 16:59 on 20 Sep BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 12:52 on 19 Sep to 13:26 on 19 Sep BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 12:52 on 19 Sep to 13:22 on 19 Sep BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 13:46 on 20 Se [BBC] Over the next week Whitehawk Hill main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) Possible weak signal. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
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4:06 PM

WHITEHAWK HILL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Off Air; DSO related from 13:45 on 20 Sep to 16:57 on 20 Sep BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Off Air; DSO related from 12:53 on 19 Sep to 13:25 on 19 Sep BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CB Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 13:46 on 20 Sep to 16:59 on 20 Sep BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 12:52 on 19 Sep to 13:26 on 19 Sep BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 12:52 on 19 Sep to 13:22 on 19 Sep BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 13:46 on 20 Se [BBC] Over the next week Whitehawk Hill main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) Possible weak signal. [DUK]

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Friday, 23 September 2011
Clare McNeil
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12:43 PM
Hove

Hi Brian
Thank you for your speedy response I think I won't re-scan as the TV channels did appear again in their right place without me doing a re-scan. I just wasn't sure if I had to keep doing a re-scan after every time the TV channels went down during engineering work.

Thanks for the engineering updates and for your reply. I appreciate this must be a busy time for you in this area.

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Saturday, 24 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:43 AM

WHITEHAWK HILL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Off Air; DSO related from 13:45 on 20 Sep to 16:57 on 20 Sep BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CBBC, News) Off Air; DSO related from 13:45 on 20 Sep to 16:57 on 20 Sep Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 13:46 on 20 Sep to 16:59 on 20 Sep BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 13:46 on 20 Sep to 16:59 on 20 Sep [BBC] Over the next week Whitehawk Hill main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) Possible weak signal. [DUK]

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4:43 AM

WHITEHAWK HILL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Off Air; DSO related from 13:45 on 20 Sep to 16:57 on 20 Sep BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CBBC, News) Off Air; DSO related from 13:45 on 20 Sep to 16:57 on 20 Sep Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 13:46 on 20 Sep to 16:59 on 20 Sep BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 13:46 on 20 Sep to 16:59 on 20 Sep [BBC] Over the next week Whitehawk Hill main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) Possible weak signal. [DUK]

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Peter Smith
5:53 PM
Brighton

Apologies for double posting but I think I put this query in an inappropriate place. This one seems more relevant:

I'd like some advice from anyone who understands the modulation techniques and error-correction provided by digital TV.

I'm trying to decide what we should do with the MATV system at Brighton Marina after the DSO next March. With the analogue signals we transpose frequencies (channels) so as not to get RF pickup on any badly shielded drop leads etc and this is normal practice. For the digital channels we currently transpose three of the muxes but not the other three (why? I don't know - it was introduced on a legacy system before I moved here).

My question is: with the high power digital transmitters, should we transpose frequencies to avoid any direct RF pickup clashing with the (slightly delayed) MATV data stream and clobbering the BER? Or is it completely unnecessary with digital transmissions?

The corollary of these questions poses another: does it do any harm to transpose channel frequencies for digital TV? If not, we might as well transpose all six since our head-end equipment is frequency agile. Can I assume that there is nothing RF-specific in the data streams?

I'd be very grateful for any informed opinion or advice.

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Sunday, 25 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
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5:03 AM

WHITEHAWK HILL transmitter - Over the next week Whitehawk Hill main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) Possible weak signal. [DUK]

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